My neighbor is intimidating me
You can bring a witness with you to support your case.Your neighbor will have a chance to present his side of the story if he shows up for the hearing.Both you and your neighbor are required to attend the court hearing.You should bring with you as much documentation as possible showing your neighbor’s harassment, including any letters, damaged property or voicemails.If your neighbor has a gun at the time the restraining order is issued, she must turn it in, sell it or store it elsewhere.
The first step is to file the appropriate forms with the court.Under California restraining order rules, this must be done within a day of the submission of the paperwork, so you get an answer quickly.If the judge approves the orders, you will get a temporary restraining order against your neighbor that lasts until the court date, which is typically set within 25 days of issuance of the order.On occasion, you may end up with one neighbor who harasses or threatens you, despite your best efforts to make it stop.
When that happens, neighborhood harassment laws in California kick in.
If the judge denies the temporary restraining order, you can either resubmit your paperwork with more detail or present all the relevant information at your court date.